Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
Rosicrucian Museum grounds.
The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum (REM) is a museum devoted to Ancient Egypt. It was founded by the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (AMORC), which continues to own and operate it. The founder of AMORC, Dr. Harvey Spencer Lewis, was a collector of various artifacts with mystical symbolism. In 1928, he presented to the public a collection named "The Rosicrucian Egyptian Oriental Museum." By 1966, the museum had the largest exhibition of Ancient Egyptian antiquities in the Western US. In 2015, AMORC introduced the Rosicrucian Alchemy Exhibit, which features a full-size reproduction of an Alchemist’s workshop. The exhibit forms the kernel of what the AMORC says will be the first Alchemy Museum in the United States. The museum also contains a composite replica of an ancient Egyptian rock-cut tomb. A planetarium is adjacent to the museum.